Accessibility


In order to adapt the website to the needs of people with disabilities, Barcelona Nord station has tried to follow accessibility guidelines for websites taken by the World Wide Web Consortium - W3C- driven by the Web Accessibility Initiative - WAI.

 

Valid XHTML 1.1 ¡CSS Vàlid!

Text size
Accessible design allows users to adjust the font size that suits you. This can be done in different ways depending on the browser you use. The corresponding action menu for this functionality is shown below:

  • Firefox. View > Text size > Increase/Reduce.
  • Explorer. View > Text size > Larger.
  • Explorer mobile. View > Zoom > Larger.
  • Konkeror. View > Increase Text.
  • Opera. View > Zoom > %.
  • Safari. View > Make text bigger.

Visual design
Accessible design allow users to deactivate the visual design so content can be accessed in a single column format with black letters on white background (as the default setting of most graphical browsers). In addition, some web browsers allow users to select a personal style sheet to adapt the presentation of content to their own needs.

Keyboard shortcuts
The keyboard shortcuts are a navigation device that enables you to navigate websites faster. Through these key you can access the main sections of the website. The Keyboard shortcut corresponds to the number in parentheses.

 

  • Home (1)
  • Time schedule and destinations (2)
  • Companies (3)
  • Services (4)
  • Station plane (5)
  • Commercial gallery (6)
  • The station (7)
  • Accesibility (8)

To use the Keyboard shortcuts, use the key combination that matches your operating system and browser according to the following table:

 

BrowserWindows/LinuxMac
Chrome Alt + Access key ^ Ctrl+ Opt + Access key
Firefox Alt+ Shift + Access key^ Ctrl+ Opt + Access key
Internet Explorer Alt+ Access key

 

Opera Shift+ Esc + Access key

 

Safari

Alt + Access key

^ Ctrl+ Opt + Access key

 

Links

To allow the user to scan the links on the page, we have tried that the links make sense out of context.

Links to new windows have been restricted to external links and links to documents. These links are indicated with Open link in a new window. Marked links will open in a new window only if you have Javascript enabled. Otherwise, the link will open in the same window.

Accessibility: an active process
Website accessibility is constructed by applying criteria that in many cases are subjective. Moreover, difficulties in accessing the site are highly variable depending on the type of disability that a specific user may have, meaning that the application of criteria may not be optimal for everybody.
In light of both continuously improving website accessibility and heeding specific demands for access to contents, please do not hesitate to contact us with any query or request by using the contact form.

Accessibility software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows, for which there is a limited-time demonstration software.
  • Lynx, a text-only browser that is free for blind users with Braille devices.
  • Links, a text-only browser that is free for blind users with slow connection speeds.
  • Chrome Firefox or Opera, a visual browser with many features related to accessibility, including zoom.